Alexis Sanchez could yet stay at Arsenal beyond this summer, according to the latest report on the ongoing saga, but only if the club can prove its genuine ambition to him by making a number of major signings in the transfer market.

Sanchez has been widely tipped to leave the club at the end of the season. He has just over a year left on his current contract and appears no closer to signing a new one, leaving the Gunners little choice but to sell to the highest bidder if he requested a move.

The Daily Mirror is claiming that the Chilean has challenged Arsenal to improve. Sanchez has already publicly stated said that he wants to be at a club with a 'winning mentality' and it seems that he would still be happy for that to be Arsenal if they can match his expectation.

It would represent something of gamble, though. Should the club go down this route and the proposed 'major signings' that initially convince Sanchez to stay still don't produce the results, they will be left in a situation where the player, signed for £35m in 2014, can leave for nothing.

Chelsea are known to be interested and Sanchez runs down his contract to the end of next season there would be nothing to stop him from making the short move across London as a free agent.


He is thought to enjoy living in London - a major reason as to why he originally chose Arsenal over Liverpool three years ago - and is happy to continue living in the city even if he's playing for a different club.

Manchester United have been mentioned as a possible suitor as well. Club legend Bryan Robson has this week suggested that Sanchez should be the next to wear United's famous number seven shirt, while there are rumours of 'contact' from Jose Mourinho.

Abroad, Paris Saint-Germain are keen. Atletico Madrid and Juventus are names that have also cropped up in rumour mills over the last few months. If Sanchez stays at Arsenal next season without signing a new contract, he would be permitted to open formal negotiations and possibly even sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January.

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